My most important job parenting Clara (or any of my kids really...) is to help people understand her. She gives clues that others dont see... she speaks volumes with her eyes... her body language invites you in, or says 'no thank you' very clearly. Her skin, her hair, her lips... they all tell me without fail when something's not right.
When she's hurting, I know in an instant... while others are probably saying "Huh! She looks great today!" Her babble is purposeful ... and her hands tell great stories. I know when she's just throwing around a little drama... and when she just needs a little mommy snuggle.
She can't SAY any of that... but I understand, and until she can say what she feels, this will be my job. To help her family, her friends, her doctors & nurses, her teachers all to understand her.
Mom'ing is tricky... with any kid. Mom'ing a kiddo with extra needs ... well, I think you have to muster up spider-like senses, ninja-fast reflexes, elephant-thick skin, and yo-yo-esque emotions... to be a voice for her. Until she finds hers.
I cant think of a cooler job. ❤ Happy Mothers Day ❤
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